Beth Severy-Hoven specializes in Roman history and the history of women in the
ancient Mediterranean. She has published a book on the development of Rome's first
imperial family, Augustus and the Family at the Birth of the Roman Empire (Routledge
2003). Her more recent work involves the wall painting in a house in Pompeii, and the
roles of women in different dynasties of the Roman empire. 

Severy-Hoven has been teaching at Macalester since 1998. 

EDUCATION: A.B., Bryn Mawr College M.St., Oxford University, England M.A., Ph.D.,
University of California, Berkeley 

Journal Articles


Master Narratives and the Wall Painting of the House of the Vettii, Pompeii, Gender and History; Special Issue Gender History Across Epistemologies (2012)


PBS's Roman Empire: Once Again, History as Imperial Biography, The Chronicle Review: The Chronicle of Higher Education (2001)


Book Reviews

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